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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Culture and Change -- In Corporate Visibility and Environment from Atlantic Global's Programme and Project Portfolio Management Blog, a good point is made...
...all PPM projects have to be managed as change management initiatives. The leadership involvement and cultural change expected from stakeholders is essential for the successful completion of the project portfolio process.
This echoes conversations I've recently had with Critical Chain-savvy software providers like Realization and ProChain as well. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to successful implementations that are expected to have sustained longevity are the people who expect the software (with a little process change) to provide the solution.

It ain't just process and technology. If significant improvements are expected, it's the thinking and culture of those involved that will have to significantly change. Nothing kills benefits of a change quicker than a failure to "walk the talk" on the part of the leadership. That's a cultural change that requires careful management and some serious coaching until the desired way of thinking is automatic.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

BlackBerry Balance - From Cali & Jody, a blog by the champions of Best Buy's "Results Only Work Environment".
"...the point of technology is not to give people more access to an individual, but to give that individual more control over their time. You use your cell phone, remote internet access and/or BlackBerry to manage your job on your own terms. Your focus is on outcomes, not availability."
It's not about how much you do - it's about how much you accomplish.

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